FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Rainelle man has been sentenced to no less than one and no more than fifteen years in prison for felony charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
According to reports from the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County, Jeremy Holstine, 41 of Rainelle, saw sentencing by Circuit Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 on felony possession charges relating to a 2021 incident.
Holstine pled guilty to the offense on July 1, 2022, just under a year since the incident initially occurred, and must serve a minimum of a one year prison sentence before he will become eligible for parole.
On July 17, 2021, a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on a vehicle of which Holstine was a passenger.
Reports indicate that, as the deputy was approaching the vehicle, Holstine could be seen attempting to conceal something under the passenger seat.
Drug paraphernalia could be seen near Holstine’s seat, and Holstine admitted that there were drugs inside the vehicle of which he was the owner.
Upon searching the vehicle, deputies discovered and seized 17 grams of suspected methamphetamine which had been packaged for distribution.
The substances were subsequently laboratory tested, at which point they were confirmed to be methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
This investigation was conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sarah F. Smith.
Initial LOOTPRESS coverage of the 2021 arrest can be seen here.